Support to Seed companies- AGRA's program for Africa's seed systems- FAPA Grant


Project Summary

Approval Date 19 May 2014
Signature Date 14 Nov 2014
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2018
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Aug 2018
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 719,015.81
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)'s program for Africa's seed systems is a Technical Assistance (TA) package in support of fledgling African seed companies. The project will build the capacity of at least 54 seed companies in eleven countries, namely: Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Rwanda, Mozambique, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Niger, Liberia and Uganda. It will then enable them to produce high quality staple crop seeds for African rural farmers. The project will assist in developing the ability of young, private, African seed companies to manage their business growth and provide improved seeds to small-scale farmers on a sustainable basis. This technical assistance project will help the seed companies increase their production of quality seeds for rural farmers.

Project Objectives

The project ultimate goal is to contribute to food security and to the reduction of poverty in rural areas. The project objectives (outcomes) are twofold: (i) development of a strong African private sector in the seed sector; (ii) increase of the production of quality seeds for rural farmers.

Beneficiaries

The project’s main Beneficiaries are young, private, African seed companies, small-scale farmers and rural communities of these eleven african countries : Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Rwanda, Mozambique, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Niger, Liberia and Uganda.

Participating Organization

Funding
Fund for African Private Sector Assistance
Implementing
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-AA0-112
Last Update 31 Oct 2019

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Contact Details

Email fapa@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Multinational